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    Default Penile Plain film

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    Hi - I have a question to anyone in the arena that might be able to help. We had a patient present to the ER and our ER docs did a plain film of the penis. (Please don't ask you, you don't want to know... ) How should I code this? I am thinking unlisted, however my manager doesn't want to jump through those hoops. She feels a plain pelvis with a 52 modifier.

    what can you offer us?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Unlisted

    NOT my area of expertise, but ...

    I'd go with unlisted. I think the pelvis film would include much more than just the appendage, so I wouldn't be comfortable coding it, even with the -52 modifier.

    I know unlisted codes are a pain, but I really think that's what you need in this case.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC

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